BOSTON – Continuing a three-game homestand, the Boston University men’s soccer team will host Lafayette in a Patriot League matchup Saturday evening with a 6 pm start time.
The contest marks the Terriers’ annual Pride Game, celebrating the LGTQIA + community. Fans will be able to receive a free BU pride decal while supplies last.
The Terriers are coming off a 0-0 draw against ACC rival Boston College Tuesday night, while the Leopards claimed a 2-1 home win vs. Saint Peter’s that same night.
- With the draw against the Eagles, BU moved to 1-0-2 on the season at home, its best start since winning the first three games in 2016. The Terriers will try to remain unbeaten through four home contests to start a season for the first time since 2002.
- Overall, BU is 4-0-2 at home dating back to last season, its best stretch since going 6-0-2 in 2014.
- Senior Francesco Montali posted a career-tying seven saves for his third shutout following clean sheets against then-No. 9 New Hampshire and Merrimack. He’s made six starts this year, posting an impressive 0.862 save percentage and 0.67 goals against average.
- Senior Colin Innes remains the team leader with two goals, four points and 10 shots, while classmate Quinn Matulis owns three points off a goal and assist.
- Overall, four Terriers have found the back of the net with three total earning at least one helper. Junior Andrew Rent leads BU with three assists.
- The Terriers started conference play with a 3-0 loss at Colgate.
- Opponents are averaging 4.3 more shots per game (12.4-8.1) with a 51-20 advantage in corner kicks.
- The Leopards are 3-1-0 on the road this season with wins at Temple, Drexel and Mount Saint Mary’s after going 2-6-1 a year prior on the road en route to a 7-7-4 overall mark.
- Lafayette started conference play with a 2-0 win vs. Holy Cross and shared one non-conference opponent with BU, earning a 2-0 victory vs. Albany.
- The two one-goal losses came against Fairleigh Dickinson (home) and St. Francis Brooklyn (away).
- Marcos Kitromilides owns a team-high five goals and 10 points, just ahead of Lawrence Aydlett’s eight points (3g, 2a), while Will Echeverria has a team-high five assists.
- Alex Sutton has started seven games at net, claiming three shutouts with a 0.737 save percentage and 0.71 goals against average.
- Lafayette is averaging 5.2 more shots per game than opponents with a 39-24 advantage in corner kicks.
- The teams are tied, 4-4-1, in the series that dates back to 2013.
- The Leopards have won the last three meetings by one goal apiece following a 0-0 draw in 2018.
- Last season, Lafayette scored a golden goal in the 92nd minute and finished with a 13-7 advantage in shots.
- From 2014-17, BU won all four contests by a combined score of 7-1.
- BU will conclude the three-game homestand on Wednesday (Sept. 28) at 7 pm against Army West Point.
- The Terriers and Black Knights have battled to a tie each of the last two meetings at Nickerson Field.